XTB Protectobots/Defensor

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by XBurner071, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. Swindlerfan

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    Groove is simply a member of the J9 team.

     
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  2. Dek

    Dek Y R U Reading This?

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    I always look forward to your posts. They always make me realize how silly it is to get worked up about toys.
     
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    Agreed. I sometimes think the arguments are staged...they can't be serious. Can they?
     
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    I do think that MMC's will be bigger, going by what the 2 companies have done before, but there are more little aesthetic cues that draw me towards XTB over MMC as well. I just hope they cover this bit over a bit on the final release:
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    So I pre-order Jocund, then pre-ordered MMC's First Aid and Blades 'cause, by the same logic, they'll be bigger. I'm fairly confident I won't change my mind on those 3, but all the talk of XTB's Hot Spot being some kind of action master/pretender hybrid have got me second guessing myself... my Hot Spot has to become the entire fire engine or I'm not interested. It was the dame reason that FT's Road King was the only Motormaster option for me.
     
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    There are some pretty stupid people out there ngl.
     
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    You do know how ridiculous that'd look. Right? Here's his opposite number with vehicles in scale for reference:

    Screenshot_20210623_223849_com.android.chrome_edit_464505761407246.jpg

    Unless you're throwing Defensor out the window and completely ignoring him of course.
     
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    Well at least on the other side they recreated the cover with the '80' text on it (denoting the 80 cu engine), so that side isn't as bad. But yeah definitely the weakest area of tbis sculpt. Even the G1 toy recreates the iconic V-twin engine detail. This area MMC's Groove has them beat.

    I wouldn't worry too much about mine and others nightmare Action Master/Pretender speculation right now! There's so little to go on at the moment. Just saying what it looks like currently for want of more info.
     
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    He's closer in height to the carbots than the medium sized bots like Ironhide or Grapple.
     
  10. 4249david

    4249david Autobot's chief customs agent, apparently...

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    Always love this meme
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  11. Conran

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    "Wait so you're telling me I *can't* jam half my masterpiece autobots into DX9 Gabriel's arms when he's in alt mode? The fuck is this, fucking fail at scale DX9"

    I swear people are just looking for new reasons to complain about x-transbots at this point as people got sick of listening to the old ones. Look I get it but this is scraping the barrel for arguments.
     
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  12. stinkyshawn

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    wondering if any bot can ride on him like kfc junkions
     
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    Angry? Hardly. Just pointing out vehicle scale in a combiner just doesn't work. That's the reason it'll never happen.
     
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  14. Grifter Prime

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    Luckily I already know what the rest of them look like...
     
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  15. Liampope

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    Awesome? :) 

    When can you spill the beans on how Hot Spot, that fire truck, and the combiner parts work?

    Or at least when can we get more pics of Hot Spot and try figure it out? :) 
     
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    4249david Autobot's chief customs agent, apparently...

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    I suspect if he did he'd never get to see any more ever again!
     
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    I know too they look like this :D 
    rsz_protectobots-g1mt.jpg

    Tell nobody :p 

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  18. Grifter Prime

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    I wish I could spell the beans...but the boss (Keith) says I got to keep my mouth shut. FOR NOW.

    Just know that I have relayed the message about NO BASE MODE! I am telling him about what the fans want and trying hard to make changes if I can! 'cause like you guys, I'm a fan, and I pretty much want what you guys want. A decent figure at a decent price that isn't gonna fall apart! I'm doing my best...

    Hotspot will be THE WHOLE TRUCK/ROBOT!
     
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  19. Dpuff

    Dpuff Warning: buys toys at multiple locations

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    Man the new fanstoys render looks tight. When's this go up for po?
     
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  20. Grifter Prime

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    Let's just say the render of First Aid and Blades looks AWESOME!

    I can say that much!
     
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